E1 Race - Shanghai
Home  ›  Gaming News  ›  Poker  ›  PokerStars exiting China, Taiwan, and Macau

PokerStars exiting China, Taiwan, and Macau

by [email protected]
PokerStars exiting China, Taiwan, and Macau

Online poker giant PokerStars is reportedly exiting China, Taiwan and Macau just days after its parent company said it planned to ‘switch off’ markets that fell outside its compliance standards.

A user on the 2+2 online poker forum posted a screenshot of a message from Stars Support informing one of its customers that “as of 1st of September we’ll be exiting China, Taiwan and Macau.”

The message states that the company has made a number of banking changes “in order to facilitate player withdrawals,” including lowering the minimum amount available for bank wires for players in these markets, as well as enabling withdrawal options via Skrill and NETELLER without a previous deposit by customers in Taiwan.

None of the three markets currently permit legal online real-money poker play, and China in particular has been ratcheting up its fight against ‘cross-border illegal gambling,’ including much tighter scrutiny of online payment processing for gambling operators.

PokerStars’ Asian skedaddle comes just days after its parent company Flutter Entertainment announced tighter control over The Stars Group (TSG) unit, of which PokerStars is a main component. Flutter said there were “a small number of TSG jurisdictions that Flutter had previously determined it would not operate in and in such cases, we have now switched these markets off.”

Read More

Online Casino Malaysia

Unlike most other casino gaming review sites online which target Western markets, GamingSafe.net is the very first site to specifically target Online Casinos Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia, giving us a better view of the online gaming landscape in this region.

We review the site, you enjoy the game! View our Top Trusted Online Casino Malaysia.

You may also like

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. OK